Study in Landscape Painting

  I’m excited to once again be offering painting classes, my first offerings in over two years. I’m offering a 5-class series in landscape painting this spring. Classes will be held in my Soquel studio on Thursday mornings 9-12 noon, April 14, 21, 28, May 12, 19. Series price is … Read More

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Tips for Artists: Critiquing Our Work

Join an art group or club I often take paintings to my art group. As a group, we coordinate weekly plein air locations and meet up in the locations to paint. We also have monthly “critique sessions.” To these sessions, most of us bring one or more paintings. These are … Read More

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Tribute to Richard Schmid

I recently read my California Art Club Newsletter containing a tribute to Richard Schmid, who passed on earlier this year. He was a great artist who mentored many of today’s traditional painters. I watched him paint a portrait from life at one of the Plein Air conventions years ago. It … Read More

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Scaling up your Painting

[Revised Jan, 2021] It is sometimes difficult to paint large paintings plein air. After all, when we set up our easels in the out of doors, factors like uneven ground, heaviness of large canvases and wind make the large painting effort problematic. Especially wind, which can come up at any … Read More

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Clean those Paint Tubes!

Recently I have been cleaning out my paint tube drawer where I keep tubes of oil paint ready to be put out on my palette. I have several tubes that will no longer accept their caps, so the paint dries out! Here’s a tip: I have used the tip of … Read More

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